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Water Filters and Failing Municipal Water Systems

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Corrosion in the city water pipes, Flint Michigan

One thing that I have been concerned about is the fact that we are no longer maintaining much of our infrastructure properly.  Just look at the problems with water systems, levees, bridges and highways that have occurred over the last few years.  While these failures are all bad the one that concerns me the most are the water system failures.  While there have been numerous small failures, two large ones have recently came to light that bring the problem into focus and show why you need your own water filters.

In 2011, the state took over control in Flint after a budget emergency.  …

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A Review of the Berkey Water Filters

The other day one of my sons bought a Imperial Berkey and liked it so much he sent me the following review.

On 4/3/13, I went to Disaster Stuff in Rocklin California, to buy the Big Berkey.  I should note that the guys at Disaster Stuff are knowledgeable, helpful and credible.

I decided to buy the Imperial Berkey.  The Imperial is the second largest Berkey.  It holds 2.5 gallons in the lower container.   The Imperial Berkey has room for up to 6 filters, and at 3000 gallons per filter, it can provide plenty of water.  I bought 6 filters.  You can order your Berkey with 2, 4, or 6 black Berkey filters.  …

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An Inexpensive Water Filter the Bucket Berkey

The Bucket Berkey

The other day I was at DisasterStuff.com a preparedness store located in Rocklin California and I arrived just as he was making a Bucket Berkey.  Now, you are probably wondering what this is?  It is an inexpensive water filter made with two five-gallon buckets and the black Berkey filters.

It comes standard with one filter which will purify approximately 3000 gallons of water.  The unit is expandable to four filters which will purify approximately 12000 gallons of water.  The buckets he uses are food grade, made in the U.S. with a unique screw on lid.  The lid screws on and is held tight by a simple ratchet system. …

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A Simple and Inexpensive Water Purification Device the WAPI

A few months ago, I wrote an article called Sodis an inexpensive method of water purification.  This described a method for purifying water by using sunlight.  It uses plastic bottles manufactured from PETE or glass.  The UV light is what purifies the water.  The heat from the sun can help.  I recommend you read the article.

A new and improved method of water purification using the solar ovens and the sun has been developed by Dr. Bob Metcalf, a professor in microbiology at California State University at Sacramento.

Water Pasteurization Indicator (WAPI) is a simple thermometer that indicates when water has reached pasteurization temperature and is safe to consume. …

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